Sunday, July 22
ABFM: promoting good food, supporting sustainable agriculture, and building community since 2009
2018 SEASONAL VENDORS
Applefield Farm • Bagel Alley • Flats Mentor Farm • Habibi's Gourmet Foods • Laszlo Family Farm's SITZENS Pet Products • Lilac Hedge Farm • Mamadou Artisan Bakery • Moonlight Farm • Snowplace Farm • Stillman Quality Meats • Valicenti Pasta Farm • Westward Orchards
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ABFM 2018 VENDORS HERE.
HIGHLIGHTED SEASONAL VENDOR
LASZLO FAMILY FARM'S
SITZENS PET PRODUCTS
Bark (and Purr) Local
Pet Foods made fresh weekly and grown on our Massachusetts farm! Whole meat proteins, raw and cooked meals, hand-milled barley and rye biscuits and kibble, training aids, dietary supplements, smoked bones, hearty chews, and natural toys. Every purchase your pet makes supports our continuing work conserving Heritage Breeds of livestock. Enhance your pet’s daily, weekly, and monthly diet with our farm-fresh SITZENS products and watch their good health grow! Thank you for supporting our farm.
386 Turnpike Road, Ashby, MA
THIS SUNDAY ONLY:
WHEELS TO MARKET DAY!
Come to market free of fossil fuels!
• come to the ABFM table to show us your wheeled transport
(bike, scooter, skates, skateboard)
• park it at one of the bike racks at the West Acton Citizens'
• collect your $2 Market Moolah and spend it with any ABFM
vendor SUNDAY ONLY!
(Offer good for the first 50 riders of such gizmos.) Wheels to Market Day: a win-win-win proposition, for you, for the environment, and for local farmers and producers!
TODAY'S ADDITIONAL VENDORS
ACKERMANN MAPLE FARM
In early 2013, Ian and Caitlin purchased the 36 acres that would become Ackermann Maple Farm, and constructed their business. The sap that flows from more than 3,000 taps is heated using a wood fire, evaporating the water and drawing out the pronounced natural maple flavor for which Vermont is known. The tapping, sap collection, boiling, filtering, bottling, and shipping are all done by Ian and Caitlin. Cabot, VT
BEE FIELDS FARM
Bee Field Farm medicinal garden contains more than 100 different herbs. All the flowers and shrubs planted in our garden have been planted for their medicinal, edible, or pollination uses. We use organic and biodynamic gardening practices to enhance and enrich the fertility of our beautiful garden. Our preparation process is very simple: we harvest, strip, sort, clean, infuse, pour, pack, and label our products by hand. Wilton, NH
BUZZ AND THRIVE GARDENS
Our garden center carries everything — annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, veggie plants, houseplants, succulents, cacti, tropical plants, and garden accessories. We focus primarily on the unique and hard-to-find plants that give our customers greater variety and more options. The most important aspect of our enterprise is the quality of our plants. We work very hard through the winter, spring, and summer to make sure our customers get the healthiest plants possible. It makes all the difference. Leominster, MA
COOKIE LADY TREATS
Baked especially for you
We specialize in high-quality, unique flavors of cookies like blueberries and cream and coffee chip. We also make homemade marshmallows, graham crackers, cheesecake, breads, gift baskets for all occasions, and much more! Maynard, MA
LITTLE BEEHIVE FARM
Tony Lulek started beekeeping in 2004, calling the enterprise Little Beehive Farm. The farm packs a lot on just under an acre of land in suburban Boston: a huge vegetable garden, a large array of woody shrubs, trees, and perennials, an ever-changing number of chickens, and our hives. Our products include: honey, handmade soaps, hand creams, body lotion, honey candy, candles, and lip balms. Holliston, MA
PONY SHACK CIDER
We are a family-owned cidery nestled in the heart of apple country. Our mission is to produce small batch, artisanal cider from locally sourced ingredients. We dream big and believe life is too short to drink a bad glass of cider. Boxborough, MA
Functional stoneware pottery and lampwork glass
Virginia Wood, dba Works from the Woods, is a functional stoneware potter and lampwork glass artist. She works from her home studio deep in the woods of Groton, where she has made pottery for more than 40 years. All her stoneware pottery is food, oven, microwave, and dishwasher safe. Virginia only recently started working with glass, and enjoys the challenges and satisfaction it imparts. She offers group and individual pottery lessons. Groton, MA
WILLIE T & DOCTOR X
Willie T & Doctor X are a dynamic acoustic folk/rock/blues duo. They’ve been performing together for many years at clubs, coffeehouses, colleges, and farmers markest. Their performances consist of an exciting mix of original material and select cover songs, skillfuly delivered on acoustic guitar, harmonica, percussion, and vocials. Winchester, MA
Community • Family • Fun
Acton-Boxborough Family Network (ABFN), based in Acton, Massachusetts, is a non-profit group of local parents working together to increase and improve local resources for families with young children. Acton, MA
COMING NEXT WEEK!
YOU NEED ONE!
Many of you know about and LOVE the ABFM grocery/tote bags we produce each season, sporting the ABFM logo and one side and the logos of our wonderful Partners on the other. They're huge, cotton canvas bags that are great for shopping at the ABFM, natch, but also for the beach, for work, for travel, or whatever requires size, sturdiness, and good looks.
This year's is a special iteration, for our 10th anniversary season, which we're calling "ABFM 2018: A Decade of Harvests." We think it will be a collectors' item, so add one to your collection! Available at the ABFM table at market this, and every, Sunday — until they run out!